Two visual systems but only one theory of perception

Darren BURKE*, William G. HAYWARD

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsComment / Debate Research


The parallel drawn by Norman between the dorsal and ventral systems and direct and indirect approaches is based on two misrepresentations of the direct approach - that it is concerned only with the unconscious control of action, and that it cannot explain learning. We propose a way of understanding the visual system differences from within the direct approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes


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